If you haven’t already, you’ll want to hop on the CBD cocktail trend, becoming popular up and down the California coast. From San Diego through San Francisco, you can find a number of bars and restaurants that specialize in the combo. Of course you won’t get high (or rather, crossfaded), but you will a nutritious CBD boost with your booze.
This vegan Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood was one of the first to debut the cannabis cocktail. You won’t actually get crossfaded, though, since Gracias Madre‘s 420-friendly drinks only include CBD oil. You’ll be able to choose from four creative menu items, however: the Stoney Negroni, the Rolled Fashioned, the Sour T-lesel, and the non-alcoholic CBD snow cone.
Over the summer, Flore, a popular bar in San Francisco’s Castro district, began serving cocktails that also had CBD in them. The menu included a wealth of options for the bar’s 4:20 pm happy hour, including drinks like Cinnamon Kissed Cherry (cinnamon whiskey, Cherry Heering, Angostura bitters, cherry bitters, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and OG Kush CBD) and even a munchies menu with CBD beer like Tokeback Mountain.
At Prank Bar in Downtown LA, the cocktails are are infused with terpenes, or aromatic compounds found in cannabis, said to offer medicinal properties ranging from anti-carcinogenic to anti-inflammatory. Prank Bar’s menu offers a variety of terpene cocktails, including drinks like Blue Hilaria (Johnnie Walker Black, ginger root, honey, float of Johnnie Blue), built around the citrus myrcene terpene and Hilaria (mezcal, sherry, watermelon, honeyed apricot, citrus, bitters, herbs), built around the limonene terpene.
Madison on Park
Made with mezcal, matcha, pineapple, coconut milk, lime — and CBD oil — this cocktail, aptly named Mr. Nice Guy, sure does sound nice. The cocktail even includes a hemp leaf as garnish, adding to its earthier notes. You won’t be surprised by San Diego Magazine named Madison on Park the best in cocktails for 2017.
Named thematically for its location in Downtown LA’s fashion district, Pattern Bar is hip to the CBD cocktail trend. The Armani, as the CBD cocktail is called, includes CBD oil, gin, elderflower liqueur, and sparkling wine, mixed with lime, lemon, orange, and mint.